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Oct 25, 2012
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UFC® Champion Dominick Cruz Named Honorary Pace Car Driver for November 11 AdvoCare 500
Press Release

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Phoenix International Raceway Logo
(Phoenix) - Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber announced today that Ultimate Fighting Championship® bantamweight champion, and former star of The Ultimate Fighter® Live on FX, Dominick Cruz has been named Honorary Pace Car Driver for the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, November 11.

“We are honored to have Dominick Cruz as our Honorary Pace Car Driver, he has always represented his sport and the state of Arizona with class,” said Sperber. “We know our fans will be excited to see him drive the pace car on race day.”

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Cruz, 27, has ascended to the top of his profession. Known for his outstanding speed and footwork, Cruz has compiled a 19-1-0 professional record that includes wins over the likes of Demetrious Johnson, Urijah Faber, Scott Jorgensen, Joseph Benavidez and Brian Bowles.

“I’m excited to be making my return to PIR and the AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race,” said Cruz. “My first experience in the pace car was one of the coolest and most unique opportunities I have ever had. To feel even a sliver of the adrenaline that these drivers experience was so awesome and I can’t wait to do it again.”

Cruz, partnering with Niner Sports Marketing, will participate in pre-race ceremonies and will make appearances on site at PIR on Sunday, November 11. Additional information on race weekend activities is available on Phoenix International Raceway’s official website atwww.phoenixraceway.com

About Phoenix International Raceway

Since 1964, Phoenix International Raceway has served race fans as the premier motorsports venue in the Southwest. Watch the Semi-Final Race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at PIR on Sunday, Nov. 11. Tickets for the entire Nov. 8-11 NASCAR event weekend at Phoenix International Raceway can be purchased online at PhoenixRaceway.com/Tickets or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). For more information, visit PhoenixRaceway.comFacebook.com/PhoenixRaceway and Twitter.com/PhoenixRaceway.

About Niner Sports: 

Niner Sports Marketing delivers integrated marketing strategies to a select client roster within professional sports.  The company represents elite athletes in hockey, football, basketball, racing, and mixed martial arts.  Niner Sports Marketing has an established network of corporate relationships that continues to evolve to maximize exposure and earning potential for our clients. Niner Sports Marketing talent roster includes many top professional athletes (current and retired) from the NHL, NFL, NBA, NASCAR and UFC. For more information about Niner Sports Marketing, visit www.NinerSportsMarketing.com .

Source: Phoenix International Raceway, Press Release




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